A very informative interesting history of Heisenberg and the Nazi struggle for the bomb.
Lustig points out the basic difficulty in writing a biography of an emminent scientist without really being able to present adequately his scientific achievements.
Specifically, they tried to eliminate all references to Einstein and relativity, and, just for good measure, quantum mechanics as well.
This book can be summed up such: being apolitical in the face of evil is the same as deciding to be evil.Published 10 months ago by Trent Waddington
Really like the book. I like it so much that I got the audible version as well. A very informative interesting history of Heisenberg and the Nazi struggle for the bomb. Read morePublished 10 months ago by William James
I appreciated the parts about Heisenberg's youth and student days, as they helped provide some of the psychological framing for later chapters. Read morePublished on October 16, 2011 by S. J. Snyder
The breaking bad television series on amc is extremely smart and deep. So deep that they gave the main character, Walter white an alter-ego named Heisenberg. Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by eric liberatore
You can learn what an exceptionally bright boy and man Heisenberg was. You can learn of his intense sense of responsibility for leading, supporting, and maintaining under the... Read morePublished on March 26, 2011 by Amazon Customer
There is little that I can add to the excellent Essay-Review written by Harry Lustig, on Cassidy's book, in "Physics in Perspective" Volume 12, Pages 470-496, 2010. Read morePublished on March 13, 2011 by Prof Aharon Loewenstein
I just started reading the book and I find it very interesting and very well written, but I feel that I have to comment on the physical book itself--
It is not an... Read more